There are 5 ways to get from Champaign to Carbondale by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Illini / ...

$35 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. 1353
  2. 4711

$39 - $94

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. 200.9 miles

$19 - $29

Fly to Cape Girardeau, taxi  •  5 h 53 min

  1. CMI - CGI

$339 - $1,102

Fly to Paducah, bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. CMI - PAH

$240 - $990

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Carbondale, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Champaign to Carbondale 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Champaign to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare, Quincy
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Paducah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Other operators
Taxi from Cape Girardeau to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Champaign and Carbondale is 279 km. The road distance is 321 km.

The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Carbondale is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Champaign to Carbondale is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $35 - $95.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak and arriving at Carbondale Amtrak. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Carbondale. However, there are services departing from Champaign, Il and arriving at Carbondale via St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

The train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Carbondale Amtrak takes 3 h 20 min including transfers and departs four times a day.